It’s peep season, which can only mean one thing: this brutal winter is almost over! With sun on the horizon, now is the perfect time to prep for the high season with a little antiquing at English Country Antiques and flower shopping at Lynch’s Garden Center, both in Southampton. Here’s a look at few more bright ideas to help you get your home peak season—and Easter—ready.
Peeps, spring lamb, glazed ham, these are a few of our favorite things come Easter, but there’s no harm in sprinkling some diet-friendly snacks in the mix. So this year fill Easter baskets with a handful of Nutiva’s O’Coconut snacks. The delectable bite-sized treats are a healthy alternative to the high-sugar fare that typically surrounds this holiday, but they’re surprisingly satisfying (we swear!). Crafted from lightly sweetened organic, fair trade coconut they only have 60 calories and are made without corn, soy or cane sugar. Depending on the flavor you opt for, you can also expect to find hemp and chia for an extra omega-3 boost. Visit store.nutiva.com/ococonut for more info!
Another option? Colorful Easter themed gourmet rice crispy-based treats from Treat House. Offerings include TreatPops, Breakfast Bars, Treat Bar ice cream bars and homemade flavored marshmallows, most of which are gluten-free, nut-free, made with homemade natural ingredients, and lower in fat and calories than other similar desserts. There are also some dairy-free options. While the company is New York-based, they’ve expanded to ship to the Hamptons. Visit treathouse.com for additional information.
Get your home ready with Clean’s Home Collection because, let’s face it, there are few compliments better then when someone walks into your abode and exclaims, “it smells like a Sephora in here!” This home collection will do the trick. Consisting of a candle, a reed diffuser, and a linen and room spray, the scents for all three products are pure, fresh, and comforting. For an idea of just how fresh and comforting the products’ scents are, our favorite is called Fresh Laundry. Check out cleanperfume.com for more info.
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If you’re hosting an Easter brunch, check out Our Best Bites, recipes for dishes at 400 calories or less. The book seems tailor-made for a Hamptons gathering, with plenty of salads, seafood dishes and bright photos. “Some of our recipes are healthier versions of a traditional meal, like our version of meatloaf and mashed potatoes is low calorie/low fat,” say authors Sara Wells and Kate Jones. Recipes comes with ‘Add-On Options,’ which notes additional ingredients you can throw into the mix, and how many calories they’ll add; as well as ‘Rollover ingredients” aka ingredients that you can use for multiple recipes. The book is available in April from Shadow Mountain Publishing.
I recently purchased a new cell phone, and of course I needed a new case as well! eyn phone cases, a combo phone case and wallet, are the perfect solution. The cases come with a small interior clip that can hold cash, credit cards and photos safely, safely attached to the case with a clip-on hinge. As cell phones get bigger, the amount of room in my purse decreases, and it’s incredibly functional to have the ability to store my money in my case. The cases come in a variety of phone sizes, from iPhone 5 through the iPhone 6 Plus, in addition to the Samsung Galaxy S4, and a number of trendy patterns. Visit eynproducts.com to order.
I just tried Le Deuxieme Parfum, the new fragrance by coolife (aka East Hampton’s Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupre) and I smell super sexy! It’s available from Ganeaux and Turpan in the Hamptons and on bycoolife.com.
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